Sunday Adeleye, the Technical Director of AFN has reacted to the court verdict that sacked Hon Olamide George and reinstated Ibrahim Gusau as the AFN President.
The Federal High Court Abuja has affirmed that Engr. Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau remains the president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) while sacking the board led by Olamide George.
In his ruling on Wednesday, July 1, Hon. Justice A. I. Chikere said that only the President of the athletics federation had the powers to call a congress and appoint a Technical Director.
The court, therefore, nullified the purported suspension and subsequent impeachment of Gusau as well as all other actions and resolutions taken by the Olamide George’s led AFN.
The court also reinstated Sunday Adeleye as the Technical Director while declaring that the purported appointment of Olamide George as Acting President of the AFN is a nullity and went ahead to set it aside.
In a chat with newsmen, Adeleye who was also returned as the Technical director said the court’s verdict is aimed at bringing back unity into the federation.
“I want to state categorically that, there is no winner or vanquished in this case, the judgment is just here to set record straight and then for us to come together and work for a greater family which is the Athletics family so, I’m hereby extending the olive branch to my friends on the other side to come let’s join hands together let’s build athletics, and take it to a greater height in Nigeria Africa and in the world,” Adeleye said.